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I’m attorney Paul Harding with the law firm Martin, Harding and Mazzotti – the Heavy Hitters – here in Manchester, Vermont. Everyday across the country almost one hundred thousand people are injured. Many of these injuries are severe enough to result in hospitalization or even death.

The unfortunate truth is that a number of these cases are caused by someone else’s negligence. The consequence of this negligence may be a personal injury case.

But what exactly is a personal injury case?

Personal injury cases can include – automobile wrecks, dog bites, defective products, medical malpractice, premises liability and many other case types.

If someone else’s negligence has caused you harm, you have the right to seek compensation, a right that should not be ignored.

If you’ve been injured and would like to discuss your rights with a lawyer you can trust, visit our website to chat 24/7 or call us now at 1800LAW1010 for a free, no obligation case evaluation.

We’re Martin, Harding and Mazzotti – the Heavy Hitters and we look forward to helping you get the money you deserve.

Visit our chat feature here on the website 24/7 or call us now at 1800LAW1010 for a free, no obligation case evaluation.

Suffering a personal injury could happen anywhere you go, from work, to school, at home or in your car, you could be seriously inflicted by an accident and need medical attention. If you feel you have been harmed as a result of someone else’s negligence, you deserve the help of an experienced personal injury legal team. Your local Manchester, VT personal injury attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP are dedicated to protecting your rights and getting you the money you deserve.

Have you or a loved one fallen victim to another person’s negligence? Don’t wait, call the Manchester personal injury lawyers of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, The Heavy Hitters® at (802) 241-8050, or toll-free, 24/7 at 1800LAW1010 (1-800-LAW-1010).



Burn Injuries

Burn Injury Lawyers

The resulting permanent scars suffered from a burn injury can be both physical and psychological. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that there are thousands of burn-related fatalities each year; the fifth most common cause of unintentional injury deaths in the United States. 

Fires can occur in a number of ways, from intentionally to accidental, such as barbecues, candles, faulty appliances or wiring, etc. On average, property loss due directly to fires cost insurance companies and homeowners approximately $16 billion dollars each year. This however, is only the beginning to the pain and suffering one might encounter when dealing with a severe fire and burn injury. Potentially liable persons include, but are not limited to, property owners, business operators/managers, building maintenance crews, construction companies, as well as companies producing defective products.

The burn injury attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP in Manchester, Vermont has the experience required to properly represent victims burned as a result of incidents varying from scalding hot water, automobile accidents, gas explosions, building/car fires, defective products and industrial accidents.  If you or someone you know has been affected by a burn that’s preventing daily activities, regardless of the severity, call the expert burn injury lawyers at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, The Heavy Hitters at (802) 241-1010. We are also available to be contacted toll free at 1800LAW1010 (1-800-LAW-1010).



Dog Bite Injuries

Dog Bite AttorneysDogs, unsurprisingly, are the second most common household pet in the United States, behind cats. With over 55 million of our little furry friends running around, it’s also no surprise that both reported and unreported animal damage issue cases are dominated by dogs. This is often the result of irresponsible canine owners placing others in danger of being bitten or attacked by their household pet. If a dog has shown previous signs of aggression or biting towards either animals or people, the owner is required to take steps in ensuring that the general public, as well as associates and loved ones are not placed in harm’s way.

Vermont law states “the keeper of a domestic dog is not liable for injuries to persons and property unless the owner had some reason to know the animal was a probable source of danger.” In layman’s terms, the dog owner must have knowledge of a previous event or behavior with his pet, often referred to as “vicious propensity,” in order to be seen as guilty. Vicious propensity can be shown in a variety of ways, from keeping the dog as a guard dog, the dog biting, snarling, growling or aggressively barking, to the owner restraining the animal. Contact our team of dog bite attorneys if you believe you or a loved one has a claim.


If an event like this takes place, it is very important that one collects as much valuable information pertaining to the dog’s behavior and past occurrences. Has the dog snarled or snapped at people in the past? Bitten, chased or attacked anyone? Does the owner have to use a muzzle or lock it up around company? The size and breed do not determine whether a dog is vicious, therefore an injured party’s main objective is to show that the dog exhibited signs of aggression prior to the incident.

Our experienced dog bite lawyers located in Manchester, VT are dedicated to assisting in the investigation of your claim, to determine whether the dog owner is responsible for your injuries.  The law firm of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, The Heavy Hitters in Manchester can help protect your rights if you have been attacked or bitten by a dog. To submit a claim for your injuries please call (802) 241-1010, or contact us toll free at 1800LAW1010 (1-800-LAW-1010).



Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries by sport and genderDid you know that if you have been injured playing a sport, you could be compensated for your injury? In order to be entitled to such compensation, regardless of whether a waiver has been signed, one must be able to prove that the cause of the injury was a person or organization breaching their duty of reasonable care.

Many recognize that by participating in a sport you must assume some of the risks associated with game play, however if you can prove your sports injury could have been prevented or resulted from a breach of reasonable care, call our sports injury lawyers today.

Injuries to Kids and Teens

30 million kids under 14 play organized sports, and 3.5 of them sustain an injury every year. Football causes the most life-threatening injuries, but basketball yields the greatest number of injuries. If your child is injured due to negligence by the coaching staff, a winnable lawsuit could be had.


Blake Hunt, a HS football player in NY, was paralyzed during a football scrimmage where there was a lack of supervision, and a lack of prior training/preparation by the coaching staff. He sued the DoE, the Parks Department, and the Public Schools Athletic League for compensation, and settled for $8M.

Sports Injury Lawyers AttorneysIf you’ve been injured while competing, don’t wait to find out your rights, the Manchester sports injury attorneys at Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP®, The Heavy Hitters® want to help! Call (802) 241-8050, or toll-free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 1800LAW1010® (1-800-529-1010).


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